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St. Louis Rams Top Ten Draft Successes: #7 - Dre' Bly

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The St. Louis Rams picked CB Dre' Bly with the 41st pick in the 1999 NFL Draft, a draft that proved to be an essential step in assembling that year's championship team. Playing college ball at North Carolina, he was a three-time All-American. 

Bly spent four years with the Rams, before moving onto Detroit. In his rookie season, Bly was part of a trio of cornerbacks, including Todd Lyght and Dexter McCleon, that combined for 13 interceptions. Bly had three that year. He was a part of both the Rams' Super Bowl teams. 

During his career in St. Louis, Bly had 14 interceptions, 2 TDs, and 141 tackles. He was a 16-starter just once for the Rams, in his last year with the team. He left St. Louis as a free agent, signing with the Lions, where he had a solid four year run before getting traded to the Broncos in 2007. 

Bly harkens back to the time when the Rams had an effective defense. He's also a reminder the Rams steadfast refusal, during the Martz-Zygmunt Era, to spend money to retain talented defensive players. The Rams had their last winning season in 2003, the first year Bly was gone. 


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